Tag: vacation

  • Tour of the Orient Express

    Tour of the Orient Express

    Second day on the VSOE. The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is its formal name. I am going to give you a tour of my luxurious home.

  • Istanbul: The Start of My Journey

    Istanbul: The Start of My Journey

    Two Nights at the Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul. It can be overwhelming to consider who has walked the halls of this historic hotel in the Beyoglu neighborhood of Istanbul. I immediately searched out the “Agatha Christie” room. She apparently preferred Room 411. I have imagined that her room was similar to mine because I…

  • Vienna: In the Park

    Vienna: In the Park

    All summer, Vienna holds a free Film Festival in the Park behind its city hall (“Rathaus”). Dozens of food stands snake around the park – in the center high, and low, tables where people eat their dinners. On plates with real silverware. And beverages in glasses. Filmgoers leave their dishes and cutlery when they’re done.…

  • Social-izing


    I have travelled a fair amount – much of it abroad. Even lived in Rome for three months. Go to my Archives, if interested. rulingwoman.com began as a tool to let friends know about my adventures. Primitive social media when you think about it. In “those days” Instagram (October 2010) and Twitter (March, 2006) didn’t…

  • Tic Toc

    Tic Toc

    Over one year ago, I booked the train trip of my wildest dreams: Istanbul to Paris on the Orient Express. Today a Travel Journal came in the mail – 8 days before my departure to Europe. Plus a couple of luggage tags. It is essentially my ticket. Wow!!!